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RULE §465.5Practice of Psychology

(a) Multiple Licensure.

  (1) Multiple licenses regulated by the Board are treated as one for purposes of Board discipline. Any complaint or disciplinary action under these rules is directed to the licensee's psychology practice as a whole, and applies to all Board-issued licenses held by a licensee.

  (2) Multiple licenses including those governed by other entities. Licensees offering services outside the practice of psychology must avoid confusing or misleading clients by clearly identifying the license(s) under which services are being delivered. If a licensee holds more than one active license under which the licensee provides such services as counseling and psychotherapy in addition to psychological services, the licensee must obtain documented informed consent showing that the patient understands which license governs which services delivered to the patient at all times.

(b) Practice of Psychology. The following activities are covered by the definition of the "provision of psychological services" in Board Rule §465.1(10). This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but includes examples of the activities that, when performed by a licensee, are subject to Board Rules:

  (1) conducting or administering testing that requires the use of psychological education, training, knowledge, or skills;

  (2) the provision of biofeedback when such provision involves the use of education, training, skills, or knowledge in psychology;

  (3) projective techniques, including, but not limited to, Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test, Roberts Apperception Test, Sentence Completion tests and Holtzman Ink Blot;

  (4) career and vocational counseling;

  (5) the practice of hypnosis and hypnotherapy for health care purposes;

  (6) marriage and family counseling and therapy; and

  (7) alcohol and substance abuse treatment.

Source Note: The provisions of this §465.5 adopted to be effective September 13, 2001, 26 TexReg 6931; amended to be effective May 30, 2007, 32 TexReg 2863

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